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Leggett to dept. heads: Prep for budget cuts

County Executive Ike Leggett says department heads should prepare for 10 percent to 15 percent reductions in the next fiscal year.

Tags: Isiah Leggett , ike leggett , Nancy Floreen , Valerie Ervin

Monday - 09/27/2010, 12:18pm EDT

Will Montgomery County replace Weast with Rhee?

After more than a decade as Montgomery County School Superintendent, Dr. Jerry Weast will be leaving his position at the end of the school year. The resignation has prompted the Montgomery County School Board to begin the search for a new school chief.

Tags: Montgomery County Board of Education , Montgomery County Public Schools , Jerry Weast , Michelle Rhee , Chris Barclay , Maintenance of Effort , Kate Ryan

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 06:52pm EDT

Purple Line plan includes double-track line

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to add a double-track rail line between downtown Bethesda and Langley Park.

Tags: Metro , Maryland Transit Administration , Purple Line , Bethesda , Silver Spring , New Carrollton , Georgetown Branch trail , Langley Park

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 03:14pm EDT

Montgomery Co. Council prods Pepco for answers

Roger Berliner, who serves Bethesda, blasted the Pepco executive. "My constituents are so tired of the unreliability of Pepco's system," Berliner told Graham. "You ought to have the best delivery system money can buy, and in the computer age, in which reliability of service is so important, we have a very unreliable system."

Tags: Pepco , Roger Berliner , Tom Graham , Martin O'Malley , Rockville , Nancy Navarro , Bethesda , Duchy Trachtenberg , Maryland Public Service Commission

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 07:39pm EDT

Environmentalists oppose tree cutting for Purple Line

The Montgomery County Council will discuss plans for the proposed light rail line to run on double tracks, rather than on a single track.

Tags: Purple Line , light rail , Maryland Transit Administration , Capital Crescent Trail , Pam Browning , Tanya Snyder , Colleen Kelleher , New Carrollton , Bethesda , Silver Spring ,

Monday - 07/12/2010, 12:23pm EDT

Montgomery Co. flushes contracts with porta-johns

Porta-potties are headed for extinction in Montgomery County parks.

Tags: Montgomery County , Montgomery County budget , South Germantown Park , porta-potties , Kate Ryan

Friday - 05/28/2010, 05:25pm EDT

8-day furloughs planned for Montgomery Co.'s highest paid

Employees who make more than $100,000 or more would be furloughed for eight days, while those with salaries between $50,000 and $100,000 would be furloughed for five days. Employees with salaries of less than $50,000 would be furloughed three 3 days.

Tags: Montgomery County , furlough , George Leventhal , phil andrews , Michelle Basch

Friday - 05/21/2010, 09:50am EDT

New taxes, fees approved in Montgomery County

If you live in Montgomery County, there are some new taxes and fees coming to help fix a massive budget shortfall.

Tags: Montgomery County budget , ambulance fees , ike leggett , Michelle Basch

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 06:06pm EDT

Costco wants warehouse and gas station fast-tracked

Costco's plans for a warehouse in Wheaton could be in jeopardy if Montgomery County doesn't allow 16 gas pumps and fast track the process.

Tags: Costco , Wheaton , Westfield Shoppingtown Wheaton , Beltsville , retail , Shopping

Monday - 05/10/2010, 10:33am EDT

Furlough fight continues in Montgomery Co.

The Montgomery County Council members say furloughs for everyone would be equitable. The school system says furloughs for school workers would pose special hardships.

Tags: furloughs , Duchy Trachtenberg , Jerry Weast , Montgomery County Public Schools , Valerie Ervin , Kate Ryan

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 01:53am EDT
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